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The Broads National Park

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Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail

We went here with the little man to explore some of Norfolk's great hidden nature gems. We took the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norwich, United Kingdom
Great Weekend

Had a boat out last weekend, boat was Capri. Richardson’s staff brilliant, so helpful. Boat was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
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Discover dramatic landscapes, raw natural beauty and a rare quality of light. Where big, bright skies meet endless horizons and dreamlike landscapes. A place where time stands still. Real peace, open space – it’s a place unlike anywhere else... The...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here with the little man to explore some of Norfolk's great hidden nature gems. We took the ferry from Salhouse Broad, which cost £10 for a return and included life jackets. The man who took us from Salhouse Broad to Hoveton Gt. Broad...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a boat out last weekend, boat was Capri. Richardson’s staff brilliant, so helpful. Boat was a bit small but fine, loved the broads so relaxing. First time on a boat, apsolutely loved it. Will definitely be going again, maybe not in August. So many...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is it. I don’t want to go home while I am here. The Broads are awesome with fantastic little communities dotted around the waterways. I needed time to relax and get myself back up and motoring. It was a boating break that did it...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really friendly company with helpful staff and good customer service. Nice boat, clean, and helpful advice as to free moorings at local pubs and timings. Lovely part of the world. .

1  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We be on for 4 boating holidays on the Broads i just think it is a beautiful place. the best bit about the broads that you wake up in nature and see the beautiful scenery i love to hear to birds singing when you wake....More

1  Thank Adele Dana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous four days hosting on The Norfolk Broads. The scenery is beautiful. Lots of wildlife and some lovely villages to visit.

Thank CJbythebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place for family fun, walks boat hire of just people watching a real gem of Norfolk we love it here.

1  Thank norwich666ncfc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Richardsons Boat Hire of Salham run a very professional boat hire business. The collection and return of boats is swift and organised. Rhapsody 3 is a four birth (two bedroomed) holiday cruiser. The boat has a single diesel engine but is easy to learn to...More

2  Thank caspardel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second experience of spending a week on board a boat with some glorious sunrises and sunsets. A lovely peaceful time going where you please and when you please. Last time we had "Magic Gem" which was a good boat and recommended. This time we...More

Thank tom d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, Richardsons have the family-run feel that they are so famous for. That being said, Me and the other half hired Magic Gem 5 last and what a shock! The steering was awful, you had to have Superman muscles to keep the damn thing straight....More

Thank tony w
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Gemma R
30 March 2018|
Response from Graeme F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, head for Wroxham, plenty going on there, hire a dayboat, travel down the river, check out Wroxham broad, then Salhouse Broad then on to Horning, which is about as far as you'll probably manage with kids in a day, plenty... More
Gemma R
30 March 2018|
Response from johnmaggie11 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely base myself at Wroxham. From there you can take the train or bus all over the Broads. If you google 'Things to do around Wroxham for Children ' you will see some entertainment for them. Happy Holidays.
22 March 2018|
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Response from johnmaggie11 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how far you travel. If you're hiring from a boatyard fuel is included in your total price. We began our boat journey from Wroxham. We went to Stalham (great clubhouse in the chalet park opposite the... More